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Fars: Saudis, Israelis ‘Super Stuxnet’ Targets Iran Nuke Program

It was all discussed in a secret meeting in Aqaba.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Kingdom's chief of intelligence.

Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Kingdom's chief of intelligence.

The semi-official news agency Fars is warning that Saudi Arabia and the Mossad intelligence division are conspiring together to produce a computer worm “more destructive” than the Stuxnet malware, to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.

Over the past week or so, since the revelations about U.S. contacts with Iran stretching back to 2011, some have questioned whether the Obama Administration, among other things, may have told the Iranians about the Stuxnet virus that was plaguing their computer networks.

Back in 2012, Israeli Mossad agents told Ha’aretz that Stuxnet was developed by Mossad and the Obama Administration disclosed the program’s existence to help the president’s reelection campaign.

But, in retrospect, some have begun to question whether the same people who disclosed the virus’s existence to the media at large, may not have alerted the Iranians even earlier, as part of what now appears to have been a calculated, long-term maneuver to revive the Iranian contacts.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is furious with the Americans, and told European diplomats that he plans to scale back cooperating with the U.S. to arm and train Syrian rebels in protest of Washington’s policy in the region, participants in the meeting said.

The Saudis are miffed by Obama’s decision a few months ago to scrap plans to bomb Syria in response to the chemical-weapons attack in August and, more recently, the revelations of Obama’s overtures to Iran even before they installed their new president.

Back to the meeting in Aqaba: according to Fars, if you liked Stuxnet, you’ll love Super Stuxnet:

“Saudi spy chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and director of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency Tamir Bardo sent their representatives to a meeting in Vienna on November 24 to increase the two sides’ cooperation in intelligence and sabotage operations against Iran’s nuclear program,” an anonymous source close to the Saudi secret services told Fars News Agency over the weekend.

The source claimed that one of the major methods discussed was the production of malware worse than Stuxnet.

Stuxnet was discovered in June, 2010, and is believed to have been created by the U.S. and Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Stuxnet initially spread through Microsoft Windows, and targeted Siemens industrial control systems. The worm initially spread indiscriminately, but included a highly specialized malware payload that was designed to target only Siemens supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems that were configured to control and monitor specific industrial processes. Stuxnet infected the PLCs by subverting the software application used to reprogram these devices.

According to Fars, Prince Bandar met with Bardo in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba, near Eilat. Fars claims Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulazi was against the meeting, preferring the Kingdom’s ties with the Israelis to be kept ‘clandestine.’

One thing is clear: once the new worm is up and running, its operation will not be discussed with the folks in Washington DC. That bridge may have been incinerated.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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7 Responses to “Fars: Saudis, Israelis ‘Super Stuxnet’ Targets Iran Nuke Program”

  1. Dan Silagi says:

    This article made my day. Seriously.

  2. Elli Fischer says:

    It's Pardo, not Bardo. But there's no "P" sound in Arabic, so it gets transliterated as "Bardo." You guys should know better, though.

  3. DO IT……BUT QUIETLY!!!!!

  4. Toby Stupp says:

    Amazing the level of cooperation. God sure works in mysterous ways

  5. Beano Chang says:

    Never never test God, and not put asunder what God has put together, which the Americans looked had done – they played god.

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